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    Perspectives
    What Happens In A Recession?
    Larry Cheng, Managing Partner Despite many strong economic indicators such as record stock prices and low unemployment, there is a growing concern about a possible recession after an unprecedented 11-year bull market run in the public markets. According to the National Bureau of Economics, 3 out of 4 economists expect a recession by 2021. Over … Continued
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    Company Updates
    WIRED: Don’t Brush Off Mouth Tech as a Passing Fad
    Read the full article here Is “Mouth Tech” a Passing Fad? We Think Not! BURST Oral care was recently featured in WIRED as part of a larger article about the trend toward more technical consumer dental products. In her article, Lauren Goode notes, “Mouth tech, particularly in developed markets like the US and Europe, is … Continued
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    Founder Stories
    Harvard Business Review: The Founder of Chewy.com on Finding the Financing to Achieve Scale
    by Ryan Cohen Read or listen to the full article on HBR Most people assume that the high point of my professional career came on April 18, 2017, when the owners of PetSmart paid $3.35 billion for Chewy.com, the pet retailer I had cofounded six years earlier. No doubt, that day was incredible. It represented … Continued
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    Company Updates
    BURST’s Innovative, New Floss Featured in TechCrunch
    Read full article by Jonathan Shieber Burst adds a super high-tech dental floss to its dental care offerings Burst has now added a sleek dental floss product to its monthly kits. The Los Angeles-based dental hygiene company, which has raised at least $20 million in financing from the growth capital investment firm Volition Capital, takes … Continued
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    Funding Announcement
    Arteza Raises $24m Series A With Volition Capital; Achieves 10x Revenue Growth Over Two Years
    Read Press Release  High growth consumer brand is disrupting the multi-billion dollar art supplies industry by providing well designed and affordable products direct-to-consumer MIAMI (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 26, 2019 Arteza, the leading direct-to-consumer arts and crafts supplies company, today announced it has raised $24 million in Series A funding from growth equity firm Volition Capital. The company’s revenue growth … Continued
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    Founder Stories
    Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, on What Makes a Great Investor Relationship [VIDEO]
    Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, and Volition Capital Managing Partner, Larry Cheng, sit down and discuss what makes a great investor – and a great investor relationship. Learn more about the whole story behind Chewy.com in our behind-the-scenes case study. 
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    Founder Stories
    Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, Discusses Working with Volition Capital [VIDEO]
    In this video interview, Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, discusses how Volition Capital helped him build the business of his dreams. Check out the Chewy.com story from the perspective of the first investors who believed in Ryan’s vision. 
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    Founder Stories
    Why BURST Co-Founders Hamish Khayat and Brittany Stewart Chose Volition Capital [VIDEO]
    Burst Co-Founders Hamish Khayat and Brittany Stewart sit down with Volition Managing Partner to discuss what it’s like to #growwithvolition Learn more about why Volition invested in Burst Oral Care. 
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    Perspectives
    Are You a Founder, CEO, or Entrepreneur?
    Are You a Founder, CEO, or Entrepreneur? Founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs all lead businesses. They all can be starters. They all can be builders.  They all can be disruptive value creators. Yet, for all of their commonalities, they are all quite distinctive.  They each come with their own true north. They are often focused on … Continued
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    Perspectives
    Why Are Some Retailers Excelling While Others Are Struggling?
    Answer: The winners take risks to keep pace with the changing consumer. It was great once again to join CNBC ‘s Squawk Box during a busy week of retail earnings reports to discuss an intriguing question: Why are some major retailers running far ahead of the pack while others are gasping for breath? At issue: … Continued
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